Grace B. Villamor is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany for the West Africa Science Service Center on Climate and Adapted Land use (WASCAL) program. At the same time, she is a consultant at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)-Vietnam. Her research interest is in agent-based land-use models and decision-making of land managers affecting ecosystem services. Prior to that, she was involved in various biodiversity-related research projects in Southeast Asia with the ASEAN Biodiversity Center and ICRAF. She obtained her doctoral degree (Geography) at University of Bonn, Germany in 2012 and master degree (Forest Policy and Management) in the Technical University in Dresden, Germany, in 2003.
Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Urban-rural interactions
As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked GLP Member Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.